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Old 11-29-2018, 06:56 PM
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Have never understood the appeal of the offset/towhook license plates. Yes, I get that offset plates look good on certain Japanese cars (with Japanese plates...), and maybe a few other applications, but they look awful on a Porsche—at least to these eyes. I'd rather drill my bumper and mount a front plate. But the rare-earth magnet setup on the Agate Gray 991.2 Carrera GTS, as seen in a radar install thread, remains my favorite. Need to get around to doing it, however…

(Because I don't want to drill my bumper, either.)
I am dreaming of doing magnet set-up too. Have the 4 pairs on order. Would be nice if possible installing the magnets w/o taking the bumper off
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Originally Posted by stout View Post
Have never understood the appeal of the offset/towhook license plates. Yes, I get that offset plates look good on certain Japanese cars (with Japanese plates...), and maybe a few other applications, but they look awful on a Porsche—at least to these eyes. I'd rather drill my bumper and mount a front plate. But the rare-earth magnet setup on the Agate Gray 991.2 Carrera GTS, as seen in a radar install thread, remains my favorite. Need to get around to doing it, however…

(Because I don't want to drill my bumper, either.)
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I am dreaming of doing magnet set-up too. Have the 4 pairs on order. Would be nice if possible installing the magnets w/o taking the bumper off
I'd like to know more about this. Where can I see it, what thread? Thanks
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:09 PM
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I'd like to know more about this. Where can I see it, what thread? Thanks

https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1021...e-mount-2.html
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:29 PM
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I bought the Rho plate. It was really the only option for me since I wanted the parking sensor to work and no drill holes anywhere. I don't like the Rho plate and it's also crazy expensive at $150. The metal plate where the license plate is mounted on is just a stamped piece of sheet metal. Not machined at all. The arm pieces seem to be machined aluminum but are anodized so cheaply that when you screw it into the tow hook hole with a ratchet, the finish gets marred and it shows. Lastly, the hex bolts they use are not metric. I mean, seriously?! It should be priced at about $50 at the very, very most. Hope a better solution comes out in the future.
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:44 PM
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I took a different approach and made a vinyl decal of my front plate. I took a photo of my actual plate, touched it up in Photoshop, then had it printed to a vinyl decal. I had to experiment with different thicknesses and adhesives and ended up with a removable adhesive. Its pretty tricky to get on without wrinkles and the removable adhesive let me get it right through trial and error.

The picture below is my first attempt, note the wrinkles (and dead bugs!), but with the removable adhesive, I managed to get it right.

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Nice, quattroboy. I'm pretty sure I would end up in jail in Virginia though. LOL. They are pretty tough on laws here and it would probably be breaking one or more of them.
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